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  • Online Law Degree in Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

    LLM in Cyber Law and Data Privacy

    Drexel University Kline School of Law’s online LLM in Cyber Law and Data Privacy fills a knowledge gap for lawyers looking to expand their familiarity with this rapidly-growing area. Offering a uniquely specialized look at the world of cybersecurity and data privacy, the goal of the program is to help you build advanced knowledge of the industry and establish yourself as an expert in the field.

    What is an LLM in Cyber Law & Data Privacy?

    A Master of Law, or an LLM, is a secondary degree for those who have earned their Juris Doctor (JD) or international equivalent. It lets you specialize in a specific area or topic of law. In this case, Drexel’s online LLM helps you gain advanced knowledge of the world of cybersecurity and data privacy, focusing on topics like EU data privacy and internet law. An online LLM in Heath Care and Pharmaceutical Compliance is also available.

    LLM in Cyber Law & Data Privacy Online Program Features

    • Elective courses let you tailor your degree to specific fields such as health care, finance, or higher education
    • Program can be completed on a full or part-time basis
    • Completely online format means you can learn around your busy schedule
    • Option to complete a thesis

    CLE-Eligible Online Courses

    The Kline School of Law is the only law school in Pennsylvania accredited by PACLE to provide distance learning CLE credits. As such, lawyers admitted to practice in Pennsylvania who take online graduate level or advanced degree courses at the Kline School of Law may claim CLE credit as permitted by PACLE regulation 5(f) governing Credit for Law School and Graduate Level Courses.

    Kline School of Law Rankings

    Drexel’s Kline School of Law was ranked a Tier 1 law school by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). This ranking places the school in the top three percent of ABA-accredited law schools when it comes to privacy law curriculum.

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    What Can I Do With a LLM in Cyber Law & Data Privacy?

    Graduating with an LLM in Cyber Law and Data Privacy will prepare you for a job practicing law in the fields of cybersecurity and information privacy, or any area that deals with high-value or confidential information. Lawyers with LLM degrees can be found working at law firms, for the government or as in-house counsel at corporations. The program will also prepare you to work in compliance departments and other areas related to cybersecurity.

    How Much Can I Earn In Cybersecurity Law?

    Salaries can vary based on organization and location, but graduates of Drexel’s online LLM in Cyber Law and Data Privacy can look to these median incomes to get an idea of the salaries they can command with this degree.

    Professional Role

    Median Salary*

    Lawyer

    $119,250

    Compliance Manager

    $105,610

    Compliance Officer

    $71,540

    *2017 figures via Bureau of Labor Statistics and O*Net

    What is the difference between an MLS, JD, and LLM?

    Though a JD, an LLM, and an MLS (Master of Legal Studies) may seem similar, there are some differences. A Juris Doctor (JD) program provides students with a general understanding of the law. Graduates are allowed to practice law in the United States after passing a state bar examination and earning a law license. An LLM degree is an advanced, specialized degree for those who already hold a JD or international degree that allows you to practice law. An LLM focuses on a more specific area of the law, providing you with the skills and knowledge to become an expert in that area. An MLS is a master’s degree that provides a solid working knowledge of the law and focuses on areas such as compliance, legal research and analysis, risk management, ethics and professional standards. Earning an MLS does not allow you to practice law.

    What are the Requirements for an LLM in Cyber Law & Data Privacy Program?

    If you are a domestic student interested in the LLM in Cyber Law & Data Privacy, you will need to have earned a JD from an ABA accredited law school. International students must have a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or its equivalent. Learn more.

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    Drexel University offers a variety of Graduate Minors that can be added to any master's degree program. State restrictions may apply to some programs.

    Curriculum

    Required Courses*  
    LSTU 501S Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation, & Reporting

     3.0

    LSTU 507S Risk Assessment and Management

     3.0

    Elective Courses  
    Complete 18 elective credits OR 12 elective credits plus Thesis Project I & II. 

    Sample electives:

    18.0

    LAW 730S
    Legal Regulation of Global Financial Crimes  
    LAW 768S
    Internet Law  
    LAW 770S
    European Union Data Privacy and Protection  
    LAW 998S
    Thesis I –Scholarly Legal Writing: Planning and Preparation  
    LAW 999S
    Thesis II – Scholarly Legal Writing: Writing, Refining, and Presentation  
    LSTU 502S
    Ethics and Professional Standards  
    LSTU 506S
    Patients and Privacy: HIPAA and Related Regulations  
    LSTU 515S
    Information Privacy Law  
    LSTU 517S
    The Law and Strategies Surrounding Cybersecurity  
    Total Credits

    24.0

    *Foreign-trained students may also be required to complete LAW 970S - Introduction to the United States Legal System, LSTU 500S - Introduction to the Legal System, and/or LSTU 530S - Legal Research and Analysis.

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A Juris Doctor (JD) from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Two letters of recommendation (professional or academic)
      • Letters should speak to your performance and accomplishments, and attest to your ability to succeed within the program
    • Essay of approximately 500 words
      • Can be a personal statement outlining personal and/or professional goals you hope to achieve through the program, or on another topic that showcases your writing skills
    • Resume
      • Quality and quantity of professional experience will be evaluated
    • Standardized test score reports (GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT) can be submitted, but are not required
    • Additional requirements for International Students
      • International students must have an earned Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or its equivalent. Admissions will be based on grades from prior institutions. No entry exam is required, however, those who have completed their first law degree program in a language other than English will be required to have a minimum score on the TOEFL or a comparable exam.

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2019-2020 is $1234 per credit.

    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • These rates apply only to fully online courses. Hybrid or on-campus courses may have different rates.
      • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
      • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
      • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

     

    Academic Calendar

    2019-2020 Academic Year

    Term

    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Fall 2019

    August 19, 2019

    December 13, 2019

    Spring 2020

    January 6, 2020

    May 6, 2020

    Summer 2020

    May 26, 2020

    August 4, 2020

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